Not much will happen this spring when it comes to the Mac, if the latest rumors are to be believed, but that will all change from next summer.
The Summer WWDC could bring some exciting news for Mac users, but it won’t be until the third quarter of this year that a new one begins rolling out. Equipment. And the new equipment will give us, at least on paper, exactly what we’ve been asking for for some time.
One of the big announcements of the year will be the arrival of a new iMac. According to Bloomberg, this desktop will be “one of the most important visual updates to an Apple product this year.” For the first time since 2004, the iMac will lose the “chin” that has characterized its design for 17 years.
With smaller screen bezels and a much more modern design reminiscent of the Pro Display XDR, this could arguably be one of the biggest announcements on Mac this year.
But there is still a lot to do. The MacBook Pro with M1 we’ve seen before is just the start of the transition to Apple processors. During this year, we should see a brand new MacBook Pro model that has already factored in Apple’s faster, more fuel-efficient processors from the get-go, rather than being designed for Intel.
We’re talking about a design with edges that are inspired by the iPad Pro and iPhone 12. There are also rumors that point to the return of the MagSafe, the elimination of the Touch Bar and the addition of ports. additional. It would make a great team. If the rumors are true, it looks like Apple would give the MacBook Pro everything it lacks.
As for the Mac Pro, it looks like the Intel version will be updated and will survive for a while. This model would supposedly arrive with another version of Mac, half the size of the Mac Pro and with a design that will remind you of the old Power Mac G4 Cube. It sounds exciting: will it be a reinterpretation of the Mac mini or a Mac Pro that will replace the Intel model from a few years ago? We’ll find out by the end of 2021.
Apple could also launch a new external monitor, which we have requested before. Those who want to complement their Mac with a screen that offers the same aesthetic and user experience have no reasonable choice from Apple.
If we are to believe the rumors, Apple has listened to us. It will launch a screen that, unlike Pro Display XDR, caters to ordinary consumers, with a lower price tag. In other words, a successor to the Thunderbolt Display.
The year 2021 could represent a new start for the Mac, the continuation of a process that started with the M1 in 2020. We could see a new design from scratch for Apple Silicon, and new products like a new display. and a mini Mac Pro.
Of course, we still have doubts, but in general things are promising. It could be one of the best years for the Mac.
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Original article published in MacWorld Sweden.